Scene from a power lunch: scallops at NoMI (photo by Joseph Storch)
#1 NoMI at The Park Hyatt
Where the city, the Lake and the Water Tower are all at your feet, and chef Christophe David’s food only enhances the view.
Snag a corner table so you can oversee the busy intersection of Clark and Illinois, then prepare for Carrie Nahabedian’s serious, farm-focused food.
#3 The Lobby at The Peninsula
Gordon Gekko would probably come here after a drink in the über masculine bar, but the floor-to-ceiling windows help illuminate other Masters of the Universe as well, even if it’s in the middle of the day.
Where New York City urban meets Midwestern sensibility - all in a minimalist setting emphasizing local ingredients.
I don’t really care if Oprah eats here; the room and the scene just drip money. Isn’t that what power is all about?
The only 4-star in town open for lunch. I took the NY Times’ R.W. Apple here once, and it was one of the best lunches of my life.